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April 30, 2020

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By preventing the flu virus from spreading in the home, you’re taking care of your loved ones safety and health. Here are some tips to help keep germs away:

1. Wash your hands whenever entering the house

Wash with plain soap and water. And wash often. Handwashing is one of the best ways to help stop viruses and bacteria from entering and spreading within the home. But getting little ones to wash is easier said than done, right? Teach toddlers and children proper handwashing before they get sick: Lather up for 15 seconds, or the time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday”. Learn more about helpful hand washing techniques and tips from Health Canada [1].

2. Clean the areas we touch the most

Disinfect strategically. Practising good household hygiene doesn’t always mean a deep clean from top to bottom every time. Health Canada [2] recommends focusing on commonly touched objects and surfaces and disinfecting these areas frequently. For everyday cleaning, an all-purpose cleaner can do the trick. But when someone in your house is sick, a disinfectant product can help kill common household germs. Here are some hotspots to hit:

  • Doorknobs
  • Faucet handles
  • Toilet flushers
  • Bathrooms
  • Phones
  • Keyboards
  • Remote controls
  • Countertops
  • Tables

Tip: Consider using a sprayer to fully cover a surface with disinfectant. You can use Seventh Generation’s Disinfecting Multi-Surface Cleaner— no rinsing or wiping required.

Wipes are also a great solution to clean and disinfect in one easy step. Keep them on hand to wipe down germ hotspots around the house or on-the-go.

Consider cleaning hard, non-porous surfaces like plastic cutting boards and countertops in the kitchen, which are places where household germs can linger. Another bonus: both our Disinfecting Multi-Surface Cleaner and Disinfecting Wipes are also deodorizers, perfect for cleaning garbage cans and compost bins.

3. Guard your family with yearly vaccinations.

Protect yourself and loved ones from potential influenza illness with annual vaccinations. According to Health Canada [3], getting your flu shot is the best defense against the flu. Learn more and find out where to get the flu shot by visiting Health Canada’s website.

Keeping your family and home safe is important now more than ever. We hope our tips, products and information can make it a little easier for you during this time.

[1] The Benefits of Hand Washing - Canada.ca

[2] Measures to Reduce COVID-19 in Your Community - Canada.ca

[3] Get your flu shot - Canada.ca

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